“I’m going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often. There was a lot of things online that was said about it — like why didn’t I do it after the election?” he said. “I was booked that weekend. Not even other jobs; we have things to do. It crashes every weekend.”
Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, added to Vanity Fair, “When he does SNL, it takes a big chunk out of it because you’re up so late, and then it eats into the next day. And for us, with little kids [children Carmen, 3, Rafael, 17 months and Leonardo, 2 months] it’s hard.”
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On Election Day, Baldwin told WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show that he doesn’t “hate” Trump, but also doesn’t “admire” him — making his portrayal “difficult,” reported Entertainment Weekly.
“When [Lorne Michaels] asked me, I said no,” Baldwin explained of first being asked to play Trump. “I said, ‘Well, I don’t want to do that,’ I don’t think I can do that. I mean, he had Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond, he had a couple of people who were in his compound there, who could do it I thought better than me. And I thought, ‘I don’t want to do it, I don’t think I can.’ But you get lucky and I also think that people were ready to take in that version of him, which is so aggressive.”